Soliciting feedback on new Widgets API
Denis de Bernardy, WordPress News: Widget API, Bye-Bye Kubrick, Query_Posts Plugin, and Template Tag Plugin | The Blog Herald, Charles, and 1 other are discussing. Toggle Comments
Apart from trac ticket #9703, which is deadly, it’s working well so far.
One missing feature would be a WIDGET_DEBUG mode, that would place the server’s feedback in a special div tag at the bottom of the page — without needing to edit the WP code base and use a js debugger. Debugging a new widget’s upgrade scripts is mostly impossible without such a thing.
Also, last I checked anyway, it broke old style multi-widgets. If it still does, it would be sweet that it didn’t — else, quite a few plugins will need to be rewritten. But that might be asking for the moon. 😛
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Not related to the API, but I really hope when the new widgets page is updated it comes OUT of the Appearance tab and becomes its own tab. This really should’ve happened from the start. Widgets are too hidden away.
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